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Red Cabbage (Rotkohl)

This is one of our recipes that celebrates the heritage of German settlers in the Central Texas Hill Country.
  • 2-pound red cabbage
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup cooking apples, peeled and diced (Golden Delicious, Granny Smith)
  • >5 whole cloves
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
Wash cabbage, core and shred.

In a very large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat the oil. Add onions and sauté until just starting to brown. Add the cabbage, apples, cloves and vinegar. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Remove cover and stir. Add water and salt. Simmer for 1-1/4 hours. Add sugar, stir well, and serve.


Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Prep time: 30 minutes; Cooking time: 1 hour 25 minutes; Total time: 1 hour 55 minutes

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